Sailboat Hit by a Whale Mid-Pacific S2E3

We were struck by a whale sailing across the Pacific Ocean. Watch the whole episode to see how we survived the direct hit!

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Slow Boat to the Bahamas

Slow Boat to Cuba

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Associate Producer, Anders Colbenson
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CAPE COD, MA, UNITED STATES
02.15.2015
Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg
U.S. Coast Guard District 1
BOSTON – A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod helicopter crew rescues a father and son after their sailboat becomes disabled in a winter storm about 150 miles south of Nantucket, Mass. After navigating through low visibility and near hurricane force winds, the aircrew arrived on-scene and hoisted the men to safety. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod.)
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Sail the World 4 FREE

You can sail around the world for free. This video tells you how. You don’t need to buy a boat. You don’t need to know how to sail. You can hitchhike the seven seas for $0. Linus gives you the tips to get free room and board on a sailboat for as long as you want while you see exotic islands and travel the world.

This video debunks three myths about the costs of sailing around the world. The myths are:

  1. You need to buy a boat.
  2. You need to know how to sail.
  3. You need to have a lot of money.

If you are good at couchsurfing, you can sail around the world. The only skills or assets needed are a the skills of being a good guest. You need to learn the sailing seasons and my book, How to Sail Around the World-Part Time can help you with that.. Because boats often stop for parts and repairs, the crew hitchhiking the seven seas can actually move faster than the boats they crew on.

Subscribe to the Slow Boat Sailing YouTube channel to get season 2 in the crossing the Pacific and sail the Marquesas.

We use a Mantus Anchor and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affilia… Mantus Anchors is a corporate sponsor of this episode. We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific. http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing. Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron. Slow Boat to the Bahamas https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2/ Slow Boat to Cuba https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG and How to Sail Around the World-Part Time https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW/ have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon. Associate Producer, Anders Colbenson Support the Slow Boat Sailing vlog and podcast at https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing Subscribe to the podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/s… http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-… https://youtu.be/bb1Tk8P7E-U?list=PLm… On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others. Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com

music by http://www.BenSound.com

Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017

Ep. 39: Wrecked in Key West by Hurricane Irma, Capt. Mark J. Reinhardt Interviewed by Linus Wilson on the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast

Capt. Mark J. Reinhardt lost his moored boat in Key West to Hurricane Irma. Capt. Mark J. Reinhardt estimated that 80 percent of the boats in the mooring field of Garrison Bite of Key West were wrecked in his interview on the Slow Boat Sailing podcast episode 39. The Slow Boat was moored in that same mooring field in 2015. Capt. Reinhardt sold everything and fixed up his Ericson 39 sailboat which he cruised the Bahamas in before settling in Key West. He rode out Hurricane Irma on a powerboat that he delivered to Fort Lauderdale. He then had a harrowing journey by sea getting back to his boat in Key West only to find his boat a total loss.

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The Virgin Islands, Florida Keys, and Puerto Rico have been ravaged by the category 5 hurricanes Maria and Irma. We survey their path of destruction and weigh the costs of these monster hurricanes. The Slow Boat Sailing podcast host Linus Wilson tells how Sailing Doodle’s boat Ruff Seas was dismasted in San Juan Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria. Check out Sailing Doodles’ episodes 34 on the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast on apple podcasts, stitcher, or Google play for Android.

Check out Captain Mark J. Reinhardt’s book Off the Grid on Amazon

or

his Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/cody.jacks

Contact Captain Mark J. Reinhardt about deliveries via facebook messanger or the e-mail address on his book.

The reporting on 2/3 of the boats in Boot Key Harbor in Marathon, Florida being destroyed is from
http://www.flkeysnews.com/news/local/article174177101.html

The Economist estimated that French and Dutch Saint Martin and the also the BVIs sustained damage from Irma in excess of their annual GDP at
https://www.economist.com/news/americas/21729007-region-must-adapt-climate-change-not-simply-rebuild-how-hurricane-irma-will-change

Other coverage of the hurricane disasters impact on boaters on the Slow Boat Sailing YouTube channel are below:

 

Subscribe to Slow Boat Sailing on YouTube to get season 2 in the crossing the Pacific and sail the Marquesas. The Slow Boat is struck by a whale in S2E3 premiering at 5PM NYC time on October 5, 2017.

We use a Mantus Anchor and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at
http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15
Mantus Anchors is a corporate sponsor of this episode.
We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.
Slow Boat to the Bahamas

Slow Boat to Cuba

and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Subscribe to the podcast for free and write a rating or review on apple podcasts.

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Photos by Mark J. Reinhardt are reproduced with his permission. NASA and USCG photos of Hurricane Maria and wrecked boats are in the public domain.

Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017

Sailing Offshore in Hurricane Irma

In this video we see what happens to two sailboats that tried to run away from the category 5 hurricane Irma which at one point had maximum sustained winds of 185 miles per hour. You will see the rescues of the two sailboat crews. You will see the interviews of the C-130 plane that spotted both stricken yachts.

Capt. Linus Wilson, OUPV Near Coastal talks to Gary E. Brown the editor of All at Sea magazine which covers boating in the Caribbean and beyond as part of a Slow Boat Sailing Podcast interview. Mr. Brown outlines why it is foolhardy to try to evade a hurricane with a sailboat at sea. He draws on his decades of experience and his and his friends experience at sea during the “wrong way” hurricane Lenny. Key points are that engines often fail because of clogged filters in high seas, there is not enough wind to sail ahead of a storm, and sailboats move slower than tropical storms.

Most of the footage is public domain footage from the USCG. Thanks to the heroes in the USCG that saved six sailors and a dog and filmed the rescues here!

CLEARWATER, FL, UNITED STATES
09.10.2017
Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi
U.S. Coast Guard District 7
Crewmembers aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater rescue two boaters and their dog 100 miles south of Apalachicola, Florida, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The boaters, aboard the sailboat Magnolia Wind, alerted the Coast Guard after loosing steering while en route for Mississippi to avoid Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi)
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KEY WEST, FL, UNITED STATES
09.17.2017
Video by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse
U.S. Coast Guard District 7
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton responds to Hurricane Irma relief operations in Key West, Florida, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse)
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09.10.2017
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Crewmembers aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater rescue two boaters and their dog 100 miles south of Apalachicola, Florida, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The boaters, aboard the sailboat Magnolia Wind, alerted the Coast Guard after loosing steering while en route for Mississippi to avoid Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Coast Guard video)
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Subscribe to get season 2 in the crossing the Pacific and sail the Marquesas.
We use a Mantus Anchor and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at
http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15
Mantus Anchors is a corporate sponsor of this episode.
We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.
Slow Boat to the Bahamas

Slow Boat to Cuba

and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.
On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com
music by http://www.BenSound.com
Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017

Sunk by Hurricane Maria and Irma, Sailing Paradise Lost

The sailing paradises of the Virgin Islands, Florida Keys, and Puerto Rico have been ravaged by the category 5 hurricanes Maria and Irma. We survey their path of destruction and weigh the costs of these monster hurricanes. The Slow Boat Sailing podcast host Linus Wilson tells how Sailing Doodle’s boat Ruff Seas was dismasted in San Juan Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria and how Mark J. Reinhardt lost his moored boat in Key West to Hurricane Irma.

Check out Captain Mark J. Reinhardt’s book Off the Grid on Amazon

or

his Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/cody.jacks

All pictures and videos by Mark J. Reinhardt reproduced with his permission. Check out Sailing Doodles and Mark Reinhardts episodes 34 and 39 on the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast on apple podcasts, stitcher, or Google play for Android.

Bobby White from Sailing Doodles explains the dismasting of his sailboat at

The reporting on 2/3 of the boats in Boot Key Harbor in Marathon, Florida being destroyed is from
http://www.flkeysnews.com/news/local/article174177101.html

Capt. Mark J. Reinhardt estimated that 80 percent of the boats in the mooring field of Garrison Bite of Key West were wrecked in his interview on the Slow Boat Sailing podcast episode 39.
The Economist estimated that French and Dutch Saint Martin and the also the BVIs sustained damage from Irma in excess of their annual GDP at
https://www.economist.com/news/americas/21729007-region-must-adapt-climate-change-not-simply-rebuild-how-hurricane-irma-will-change

Public domain U.S. military footage was from
http://www.dvidshub.net

2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Image of the Day
WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES
07.06.2011
Courtesy Video
NASA

“The 2005 Atlantic Hurricane season broke record after record — most named storms, lowest pressure measured in the Atlantic, longest-lived December hurricane — and the list goes on.”

Coast Guard, British Royal Navy locate vessel near Vieques after Maria, rescue three

VIEQUES, PUERTO RICO
09.21.2017
Video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley Johnson
U.S. Coast Guard District 7

“A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Air Station Clearwater, Florida, and a British Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay rescue helicopter crew coordinate the rescue of an adult female and two children from the vessel Ferrel near Vieques, Puerto Rico, Sept. 21, 2017. Coast Guard watchstanders received an alert via emergency position indicating radio beacon and then a distress call on Sept. 20 from the Ferrel stating they were disabled and adrift in 20-foot seas and 100-knot winds. (U.S. Coast Guard video)”

FL, UNITED STATES
09.11.2017
Video by Tech. Sgt. JosephJ Prouse
129th Rescue Wing

“Ariel footage of the Florida Keys region after the impact of Hurricane Irma”

ST. JOHN, VIRGIN ISLANDS, US
09.13.2017
Video by Petty Officer 1st Class Blake Midnight
Expeditionary Combat Camera

“Aerial footage of Hurricane Irma damage to the Virgin Islands. Irma sustained 185-mph winds for 37 hours, the longest any cyclone on the globe has maintained that intensity. U.S. military assets are on the ground and in the air supporting FEMA as well as state and local authorities in rescue and relief efforts. (U.S. Navy Video by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Blake Midnight/Released)”

ST. CROIX, VIRGIN ISLANDS, US
09.09.2017
Video by 1st Lt. Lauren Hill
U.S. Northern Command

“Hasty B-Roll taken on the island of St. Thomas on Sept. 9, 2017. The video shows damage to the island caused by Hurricane Irma. (DoD video by: Capt. Lauren Hill, USAF / Released)”

Subscribe to get season 2 in the crossing the Pacific and sail the Marquesas.
We use a Mantus Anchor and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at
http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15
Mantus Anchors is a corporate sponsor of this episode.
We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.
Slow Boat to the Bahamas

Slow Boat to Cuba

and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.
On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com
music by http://www.BenSound.com
Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017

Preparing Your Boat for Hurricane Irma

This video tells boat owners what they should do to prepare for a hurricane like Irma. Hurricane Irma was a dangerous category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds over 180 miles per hour. It devastated the charter fleet in the BVI and property and boats in St. Martin and many other Caribbean Islands. The most important thing is for boaters is to focus on saving lives not property.

Subscribe to get season 2 in the crossing the Pacific and sail the Marquesas.
We use a Mantus Anchor and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at
http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15
Mantus Anchors is a corporate sponsor of this episode.
We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.
Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.
Slow Boat to the Bahamas

Slow Boat to Cuba

and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.
Associate Producer, Anders Colbenson
Support the Slow Boat Sailing vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast

On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com
music by http://www.BenSound.com
Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017

Sailing WX Offshore with Satellite Phones: Iridium Go! & Delorme, Slow Boat Sailing S2E2

Captain Linus learns how to get offshore weather forecasts with the Iridium Go! and Delorme InReach satellite phones in their first week crossing the Pacific Ocean from La Liberad, Ecuador to Hiva Oa, Marquesas, French Polynesia. No satellite phone or weather app maker sponsored this video. Linus tells you what he learned using some of the most popular sat phone weather apps and devices. He tells you what apps work and what ones do not.

The best apps are the two free ones for the Iridium Go! The Iridium Go and Iridium Mail and Web apps are all you need to get all the weather forecasts you need. With the ability to send a text-only e-mail, you can request all the weather forecasts you want with the query@saildocs.com command. By sending an blank e-mail to info@saildocs.com you can get the codes for all the weather products you need such as wind or current GRIB files. You also need a GRIB file reader such as iGRIB or Pocket GRIB. The expensive apps such as Weather 4D, Predict Wind, and Ocens OneMail did not work at all or had major flaws. With satellite phones you cannot surf the web. You can only send and receive basic e-mails and very low resolution photos. A file bigger than 50kb will take forever to download or upload.

The Slow Boat Sails south of the Galapagos Islands in days 3 to 6 of the 3,500 nautical mile passage. They struggle against headwinds at first and light winds after that. The boat sails close hauled initially but moves to a beam reach and broad reach by the end of the video. Winds are between 5-12 knots on this part of the passage. Ben starts standing watch on his own. Sahia celebrates her birthday on the boat.

Subscribe to get season 2 in the crossing the Pacific and sail the Marquesas.
We use a Mantus Anchor and swivel on our boat. Get all your Mantus gear at
http://www.mantusanchors.com/?affiliates=15
Mantus Anchors is a corporate sponsor of this episode.
We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.
Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.
Slow Boat to the Bahamas

Slow Boat to Cuba

and
How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.
Associate Producer, Anders Colbenson
Support the Slow Boat Sailing vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing
Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast

On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Miss Lone Star, and many others.
Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com
music by http://www.BenSound.com
Copyright Linus Wilson, 2017